Letter

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  • Reference
      GB 133 DDWes/6/98
  • Former Reference
      GB 135 DDWes/6/98
      GB 135 Wesley Letters Black Folio, page 110.
  • Dates of Creation
      3 Feb 1826

Scope and Content

From Sally Wesley in New Street, London, to John Hall at St James's [Parish], Barton, near Bristol, thanking him for his kind present, which was passed on via Mrs Roberts.

Sally and Charles will always be grateful for Hall's kindness to the Methodists. She is pleased that Charles is very close to the Connexion he gets on very well with the preachers, and they always display great affection toward him. In fact he does not like to dine with anyone except members of the Church, as he feels that his placid nature would prevent him from reproving bad talk, and by dining only with Methodists he avoids that problem.

Their 'hearts yearn for my other brother' Samuel, but at least he is no longer a Roman Catholic. Samuel has been 'the child of many tears and prayers', but Sally cannot help thinking that if he had a God fearing wife, then he would not have fallen into evil ways.

Sally and Charles were disturbed to hear of Hall's poor health.

Reference is made to other members of Hall's family, namely his son (who is staying with Mr Sutcliffe in London, his two daughters, and his wife.

The Wesleys spent the other day with Mr Sutcliffe at the house of their old friend the surgeon Mr Jones.

Dr Wait called the other day with bad news about his Mrs Wait.

In a postscript she mentions the possibility of Charles and herself visiting Bristol and Brecon in the summer 'how I wish to settle among my old companions in Bristol'.